BBL 160: How to Practice for Natural Childbirth

Can you "practice" before labor begins? Getting ready for labor and delivery is the best way to have a successful natural birth - but most women don't realize they can actually practice how to handle contractions before the first one starts. Listen in for steps to take now, during pregnancy, that make a simple natural birth much more likely!

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Things I Cover In This Episode:

  • Why I refuse to "dumb things for mamas"
  • Is birth "just natural?"
  • How birth has changed because of the medical model
  • Why this medical focus on birth means that many women are kept in the dark about healthy pregnancy and birth
  • Skilled birth is not valued - here's why that matters, and what it means for you
  • What is "practicing" for birth (and how can it make labor much easier)
  • You can't literally give birth over and over - but here's why you should condition
  • How exercise helps you practice for labor and delivery
  • Which birthing techniques you can practice BEFORE your birthing time begins
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(NOTE: Want Real Mom Tested Techniques for Handling Labor Pain? Use these 11 proven natural childbirth techniques to handle labor and keep things moving right along. Get them here.)

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